A hectic lifestyle filled with stress, combined with constant exposure to UV rays, pollution, and other external aggressors can truly take a toll on our skin. These factors can cause a decline in skin texture, leaving you with skin that looks and feels rough, unbalanced, fatigued, and supremely dehydrated. But there’s a solution – in the form of our Optimals Nutrient Rich Shot Face Mask!
Developed with balanced skin nutrition in mind, this multi-benefit Tencel mask was formulated by skin nutrition experts with skin nutrients from plants native to Sweden, including Fatty Acids and Vitamin E from Blueberry Seed Oil, Antioxidants from Grape, Vitamin B3, as well as skin-plumping Small Hyaluronic Acid.
The perfect complement to your routine, this hydrating mask conforms to every contour of your face, ensuring that every inch of your skin receives the serum’s benefits. The refreshing, fluid texture is perfect for giving your skin an instant pick me up, while the formula helps to hydrate, plump, and energise the skin, even skin tone, and protect the skin barrier. All in all, this mask is designed to balance and hydrate tired, stressed, and dehydrated skin – in just 15 minutes!
Blueberry Seed Oil is produced from the seeds of the beautiful, blue-coloured blueberry, a berry known for its powerful health-boosting properties. Natural blueberry seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols, and vitamin E. Together, our Swedish blueberry extract provides an excellent combination of skin-loving ingredients that help to protect and hydrate the skin.
Antioxidants from Grape are amongst the best known free radical scavengers, which help to protect the skin and contribute to a clear, balanced complexion. Grape seed extracts have been shown to help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, and have even been shown to produce more antioxidant activity than vitamins C or E. This is thanks to high levels of proanthocynanidins, a type of flavonoid. Flavonoids are a family of phytochemicals known for their antioxidant, free radical scavenging, purifying, soothing and revitalising properties.
Hyaluronic Acid is a small but mighty molecule that is naturally present in the skin and belongs to the family of NMFs (Natural Moisturising Factors). It helps to keep skin hydrated, plump, and radiant. However, as we get older, the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our skin starts to decrease. Hyaluronic Acid works much like a sponge and is able to hold a thousand times its weight in water. It works by penetrating the epidermal layers of the skin to absorb and retain water in our skin, as well as preventing too much water from leaving the skin – this creates a plumping effect that helps maintain a moisture reservoir in the skin. Hydrated skin also allows for the skin’s natural renewal process to function optimally, which helps keep dull, dehydrated, stressed skin at bay while promoting radiance and glow. Small Hyaluronic Acid is composed of smaller molecules, making it possible to penetrate the surface of the skin barrier and reach deeper layers of the epidermis, for greater absorption potential – this helps promote a smoother texture, and more hydrated and plump skin.
Niacinamide is the physiologically active form of Vitamin B3, which plays a key role when it comes to keeping your skin and its protective barrier healthy. Vitamin B3 plays a key role in stimulating collagen synthesis and helps to promote a healthy skin barrier by increasing the synthesis of fatty acids, ceramides, involucrines and filaggrines – all of which are important elements of the epidermis and the skin’s barrier function. At the same time, Vitamin B3 also helps to prevent water loss in the skin, by maintaining the water permeability barrier function of the skin. Niacinamide also prevents melanin from reaching the surface of the skin, which helps to ensure a brighter, more even skin tone. All in all, the many benefits of this impressive vitamin help contribute to well-hydrated skin and an improved skin barrier that’s ready to face the elements.
This unique blend of flowers would certainly make a gorgeous bouquet – what’s more, it’s also loaded with a range of skin-nurturing properties! Our White Flowers Skin Conditioning Blend is developed with a delicate combination of white flowers, including Pale Rose, Jasmine, and Daisy, and offers the sensation of velvety soft petals on the skin. Apart from offering a smooth and nurturing sensory experience, this flower-based blend also helps to limit roughness and dryness of the skin. This blend works together with Vitamin E from Blueberry Seed Oil to help protect and hydrate the skin.
This rare rosy beauty is a French Hybrid, featuring petals so deeply red that, depending on the light, can resemble sumptuous black velvet. Apart from its alluring exterior, black rose extract is blessed with skin-nurturing elements and works to rebalance the epidermis in three distinct ways: by balancing cell renewal, improving cell respiration and limiting skin stress. Thanks to the combination of these actions, the black rose extract helps promote a clear, balanced complexion.
Tencel® sheet masks are not only ultra-absorbent, they’re also a more sustainable option compared to traditional sheet mask materials like cotton. Tencel® is made from cellulose, natural wood fibres derived from sustainably managed forests that are grown on non-arable lands and without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. The production process is a physical one without any chemical residues – plus, it consumes 10-20 times less water than cotton. Cellulose fibres can absorb up to ten times their weight in moisture while remaining strong. At the same time, the thin and translucent structure of the silky-smooth fibres allows for a more flexible, breathable sheet mask that can easily cover the entire face, including those difficult areas around the mouth and nose. This means that the sheet mask can create a second-skin layer of moisture, so that every inch of your face can reap the benefits of the serum. What’s more, the moisture is transported directly to the inside of the fibre, which prevents dirt from forming and makes Tencel® sheet masks a more hygienic and non-irritating alternative to cotton or synthetic fibres.
This nutrient-rich mask is perfect when you want to refresh tired, dull, unbalanced skin. To get the best results:
•Apply to clean, dry skin
•Leave for 15-20 minutes
•Pat any excess serum into the skin. Do not rinse. PRO TIP! If there is any excess formula, use it on your neck, décolleté, hands and dry skin.
•Use as needed, whenever you need to give skin a refreshing boost.